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Chocolate Pudding Brownies

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 (3 3/4- to 4-ounce) box regular chocolate pudding mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • Confectioners' sugar

Instructions

  1. Cream butter and sugar. Blend in eggs, milk and vanilla extract.
  2. Stir together flour, pudding mix, baking powder and salt. Add to creamed mixture; mix well.
  3. Stir in nuts.
  4. Spread in greased 9-inch square baking pan.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool.
  6. Sift confectioners' sugar over top, if desired. Cut into bars.